This luxury hotel Hotel 1898 is in the building that used to be the Philippines Tobacco Company, which business ran into hard times when Spain lost control of the Philippines in 1898. The deluxe rooms and suites all have terraces and are quite elegant. There are also smaller rooms available and an outdoor pool that is open to all guests. The hotel’s high style is underscored by the parquet floors and lovely furniture. Some of the most expensive suites, which can run as 1600 Euro/per night, include access to a private indoor pool.
Hotel 1898 is a 4-star hotel. It was opened in November 2005 and decorated by famous Spanish designer. Hotel 1898 is named after the year in which the last Spanish colonies – Cuba and the Philippines – gained independence. It has a gym, outdoor pool with solarium, spa, dry sauna, steam bath, therapeutic showers, massage and treatment cabins, indoor pool with a massage bench using micro-bubbles and water beds. Hotel guests may enjoy panoramic city views from the rooftop pool. The property features two libraries and a business centre with 7 restored colonial lounges suitable to host meetings and private lunches, and 5 meeting lounges with audiovisual equipment and a possibility to rent additional services such as interpreting, translation and coffee breaks for up till 300 people. The building itself is air-conditioned. Besides we offer the following standard services, namely: 24-hour reception, hotel safe, cloakroom, lift and safe, car park or garage facilities (for additional fees), room and laundry services.
Number of rooms: 170.
There are 170 sound-proofed rooms of 5 categories (including 6 suites) spread over 6 floors. The rooms are with supplied air-conditioning and furnished according to the latest technology. They have free Internet broadband connection, satellite TV, minibar, music systems, safes and direct-dial telephones. The marble bathrooms feature televisions, bathrobes, designer toiletries, hairdryers and slippers.
There is 1898 Restaurant with a non-smoking area and highchairs for children. The 1898 Bar is opened from 8 a.m. to 1 a.m. The colonial-style 1898 Restaurant serves a modern fusion of Catalan and Spanish dishes, while the bar offers drinks and light snacks, including tapas and sandwiches.
The hotel offers a buffet breakfast at the price of EUR 24 per person per night.
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